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    A Conversation with Prof. Daniel Zajfman and Andrew Heyward

    Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News, interviews Prof. Daniel Zajfman, president of the Weizmann Institute, during the 2011 gala held by the American Committee's New York Region. Mr. Heyward asked Prof. Zajfman not only about science—although that was eloquently addressed—but about his Brussels childhood, early interest in science, and more.

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    2015 Midwest Region Gala Dinner

    The 2015 Midwest Region Gala Dinner was an inspiring evening honoring Richard S. Price, Chairman and CEO of Mesirow Financial. Notable speakers included Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Weizmann Institute President Prof. Daniel Zajfman. After a moving tribute by his son, Dinner Co-Chair Brian Price, Richard Price spoke about his passion for brain research. Watch the full program, which featured a panel with Weizmann neurobiologists Prof. Alon Chen, Prof. Nachum Ulanovsky, and Dr. Ofer Yizhar.

  • The Tomorrow Lab Summit

    In aScientific American guest blog, Rita J. King of Science House discusses the Tomorrow Lab Summit, hosted by NBA Cares. Created by the American Committee, Tomorrow Lab brings together thought leaders from a variety of arenas in support of science for the benefit of humanity. Astrophysicist Oded Aharonson opened the meeting via link from Israel.

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    CEO Conference Call: Science at the Leading Edge

    On February 28, 2017, American Committee donors of all giving levels were invited to join a special conference call with CEO Marshall S. Levin. More than 100 donors from across the country participated. Mr. Levin spoke on the topic of “Science at the Leading Edge: Latest Breakthroughs from the Weizmann Institute of Science.” He opened with an overview of the Weizmann Institute and its reputation as a relatively small institution with “an outsized impact” on the world. He then discussed the Institute’s game-changing research on the aging brain, as well as the work of its Nancy and Stephen Grand Israel National Center for Personalized Medicine. Through these and other initiatives, the Institute seeks to improve the quality of life of every person on the planet.

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    New BDS Website: Building Dialogue through Science

    Building Dialogue through Science, or BDS, is a website that features the many and varied scientific studies that rely on close collaboration between Israeli researchers and those in different countries. Featured are popular articles that describe the history of Israeli-international scientific cooperation, research that has resulted from that cooperation and the people involved, as well links to scientific papers.

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    David Teplow Elected President of the American Committee

    At its annual meeting, the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science announced that its Board of Directors had elected a new President, David Teplow of Weston, MA. He succeeds outgoing President Dr. Jay A. Levy of San Francisco, CA, who completed two terms of service. Mr. Teplow, in collaboration with National Chair Ellen Merlo and CEO Marshall S. Levin, will spearhead the American Committee’s efforts to generate awareness of and philanthropic support for the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, a world-renowned center of scientific research and graduate study.